The “math” from Black Lives Matter sounds like it came from Common Core
Apparently the Democrats – including both Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders – have cast their lot with the Black Lives Matter movement for next year, no doubt hoping to hang on to the full share of the black vote which Barack Obama drove to the polls in the last two cycles. If that’s how they’re going to play it, then it’s time to prepare for the inevitable media assault and ensure that some measure of truth leaks out during the process. One good place to start would be the grade school level math required to analyze the most common claims being tossed around.
Just this week the former First Lady told the Huffington Post that she was going to be taking a good, long look at the police around the country if she’s elected president.
Expanding the federal government’s abilities to investigate police departments across the country would be a key part of Hillary Clinton’s approach to criminal justice reform if she were president, an aide told The Huffington Post on Friday.
Clinton’s plan would include doubling funding for the Justice Department’s collaborative reform program that works with police departments to implement change, expanding the Civil Rights Division unit that investigates law enforcement agencies, and adding funds for training for officers on the federal, state and local level.
And you know why they need more people watching the cops, right? Because, as Deroy Murdock writes at the NY Post, bloodthirsty, racist cops are blasting black men like clay pigeons at a shooting range. At least they are if you listen to the “figures” being slung around by the BLM movement and their supporters in the media.
“Every 28 hours, a black person is murdered by police,” Black Lives Matter activist Cherno Biko told Fox News Channel’s Megyn Kelly. “It feels like we’re in a war.”
If true, killer cops are rubbing out some 313 innocent, law-abiding blacks annually.
Rise Up October asserts that there are “over 1,000 people a year killed by police.”
Those are some alarming figures, aren’t they? We’re talking about a veritable open hunting season. And you’ll see those figures repeated on cable news shows all winter, as well as on the stump with Democrat candidates. So it’s going to take some work to get the word out that these figures are not only wrong… they are grossly, fundamentally, wildly wrong, at least if you ask the FBI and Centers for Disease Control.